The novel coronavirus pandemic is causing you physical symptoms and plundering the mental health of people across the world. Following the pandemic protocol and guidelines, human interaction is zero, and that is a new normal by which more and more people are retiring to their shells. The present scenario has become more challenging for people suffering from mental health issues. Let’s take an example of a person with General Anxiety Disorder. He/she might feel more at the edge than usual, angry, helpless and even irritated in the face of uncertainty. 

Signs of Anxiety

There is no such prediction about when things will go back to normal, and this stress can result in your anxiety. There are particular physical indications of this mental health condition, which may often be overlooked. Let see some physical symptoms caused by anxiety:

  • Shaky hands and legs

Shaky hands and legs are linked to anxiousness and stress.

  • You get startled easily.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people who get startled by even the slightest event are constantly on their edge and could be battling anxiety.

  • The digestive system wrecked

Loss of appetite, bloated, constipated, nauseous, or any digestive distress might be anxiety.

  • Not able to concentrate

Lack of focus and difficulty in concentrating can be symptoms of anxiety. Due to the pandemic, every day has a new negative or positive headline. People tend to get confused about whether the situation is on betterment or a devastating stage.

  • Exhaustion

If you are not involved in any physical activity or labour work, and still get exhausted, then it can be an anxiety disorder. 

  • Sweating or chills

Sweating and chills are the signs of anxiety attacks.

  • Rapid heart palpitations

It can make you feel that your heart is racing, pounding or might even skip a beat.


If you feel that your anxiety levels are reaching an extreme level most days, it might be time for you to consult a mental health expert. Although this is when people often get these symptoms, you should know the extreme levels and the right time to consult your doctor.


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